Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Summer is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get ready to show off some skin. Unless you want to spend your vacation hiding behind baggy clothes, you can’t afford to put off your laser hair removal appointment anymore. However, before you come in for the procedure, you must prepare accordingly to ensure that the treatment meets your expectations and goes off without a hitch. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a carefree, hair-free summer. Come in for a Consultation Even if you’ve been through a few sessions of laser hair removal in Tijuana or anywhere else, you still need to see your dermatologist as a consultation is the perfect time for you to ask everything you need to know about the treatment. Your dermatologist might also need to know some important information like your tendency to develop scars (if any), when you last tanned, if you’re taking any medication, and other similar details.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Healthy, of Age, and Not Expecting A Botox injection is completely safe if administered by qualified doctors, but it might pose a risk to the patient if he or she is not healthy, of age, or pregnant. The ideal age range for getting Botox in Tijuana is from 18 to 65. While the age limit of 65 is not strictly imposed, it is recommended that people over that age do not undergo the procedure because they might have weak neural junctions which will render the treatment ineffective. Pregnant women and people with illnesses are also poor candidates for the cosmetic procedure. In any case, it is best to get your doctor’s opinion if your condition will affect the treatment negatively. No Allergies and Substance Abuse Problems Having allergies without informing your doctor is an accident waiting to happen. Before you undergo any procedure, it is a good rule to tell your doctor if you’re allergic to any drugs, and do your research about what you can expect from a specific treatment. If y
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Acne occurs not only on the face but also on other parts of the body such as the neck, chest, shoulders, and the back. It also comes in many forms, with the less prominent types being the white heads and black heads. When they appear as small pinkish bumps, they are called papules. The presence of pus on top creates pustules. The larger and painful types, deeply embedded in the skin, are nobules and cysts. Cysts, being filled with pus, are likely to leave scars, which can be prevented using intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. A lot of factors are believed to worsen acne. These include changes in hormonal levels, pollution and high humidity, or pressure from items like backpacks and tight collars, to name a few. Squeezing or picking at pimples can aggravate the infection, too. Interestingly, although many believe certain foods can cause acne, scientists have not been able to determine a substantial connection between acne and diet.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
So the sun’s up on the beach and the prospect of a tan excites you? Well, a sun-kissed skin may look great but not when you learn that long-term sun exposure can cause your skin to age prematurely. This may not sound new but perhaps science can persuade you to think twice before you lounge on the beach under the hot sun. First, don’t take the wrong message: Sun exposure has its health benefits. One most of us are familiar with is Vitamin D, which is essential for bone, teeth health and immune system. As it’s said, however, too little or too much of anything can still be potentially dangerous. An article by the Reader’s Digest Best Health Blog, for example, shows the image of a man with photoaging (dermatoheliosis) caused by excessive UV exposure. The man was a truck driver for 28 years, whose half face was consistently exposed to the sun, showing evident chronic wrinkling compared to the other which was protected by the shade.
Monday, May 11, 2015
As temperatures rise, lots of people look forward to soaking up the sun at a nearby beach. In preparation for summer, many opt for non-invasive laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted body hair and flaunt smooth, flawless skin. Many patients in Southern California find that they can get affordable yet top-notch laser hair removal and other cosmetic procedures right across the Mexican border. At Tijuana laser hair removal centers like Baja Medi Spa, for instance, highly skilled staff are trained to perform safe and non-invasive laser skin procedures in a comfortable environment, with treatment durations depending on the type of hair and the target area. These practitioners also provide tips on proper post-treatment skin care to prevent complications and ensure optimal results.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Botulinum toxin (BTX), more popularly known as Botox, is a neurotoxic protein with multiple medical, cosmetic, and research applications. The two main commercially manufactured variants of Botox are types A and B. Botox in Mexico, a leading destination for low-cost but high-quality plastic surgery, is administered through injections and primarily functions by weakening, immobilizing, or paralyzing the target muscles. Historically, Dr. Alan Scott first tapped the efficacy of Botox as a muscle relaxant for therapeutic purposes in the 1960s. The neurotoxin’s potential for cosmetic use was discovered in the 1980s by Dr. Jean Carruthers in the late 1980s. Today, Botox has more than 20 recognized uses and is licensed in more than 85 countries.
Friday, May 8, 2015
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne vulgaris (otherwise simply known as acne) is the most common skin disease among Americans, especially teens. While a proper skin care regimen can help clear up the skin in cases of mild acne (along with help from topical products), severe cases may need more potent assistance. These days, a growing number of acne suffers turn to IPL or intense pulsed light treatments.